David Levin

Germanic Studies / Cinema and Media Studies / Theater and Performance Studies

David Levin is the Addie Clark Harding Professor in the Departments of Germanic Studies, Cinema and Media Studies, and Theater and Performance Studies and Director of the Richard and Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry. His research is organized around questions of performance and spectatorship, especially in the institutional and ideological histories of absorption. He is the author of Unsettling Opera: Staging Mozart, Verdi, Wagner, and Zemlinsky (University of Chicago Press, 2007) and Richard Wagner, Fritz Lang, and the Nibelungen: The Dramaturgy of Disavowal (Princeton University Press, 1998), and the editor of Opera Through Other Eyes (Stanford University Press, 2004).